Dresden Orchestra Performs with Alphorns on East German Tower BlocksPosted by On


Alphorn player Anna Katharina Schumann rehearses for "Sky above Prohlis" on some of the highest roofs in Dresden.

Dresdner Sinfoniker perform on East German tower blocks | photo: Therese Menzel

Repertoire from three centuries are heard from buildings of Socialist Brutalism.

DRESDEN, SAXONY, GERMANY, September 7, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Saturday, 12th September 2020 – 5 pm, the Dresdner Sinfoniker will face the challenges posed by the pandemic crisis. Alphorns and brass instruments will be positioned on some of the highest roofs in Dresden, performing pieces of the Venetian Renaissance, incidental music as well as a contemporary work by Markus Lehmann-Horn, which is specifically composed for this occasion.

A musical experience out of the ordinary

The setup is spectacular. Sixteen alphorns, nine trumpets and four tubas are located on the roofs of neighbouring tower blocks in Prohlis and will be heard from 50 metres above the ground. Four Dà Gǔ drums and further percussion instruments are positioned at the nearby car park on top of a…

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